Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 711 - Dolores, Montezuma, and San Miguel Counties

With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions.

GMU 711 - Dolores, Montezuma, and San Miguel Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
0
 
N/A
Success
66
 
66
Trophy Potential
59
 
59
Public Access
62
 
62
Ease of Terrain
84
 
84
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
0
 
N/A
Convenience
4
 
4
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
63
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Summit Canyon Creek, Dolores River and Disappointment Creek; on E by US Forest Service Road 526 (Dolores-Norwood Road); on E and S by County Highway 145; on S by County Highway 184; on W by US Highway491 and Utah.

There is good vehicle access in these areas. Consequently, hunting pressure is heavy on public lands.

County

Dolores, Montezuma, San Miguel

Size

737 Square Miles (471,599 Acres)

Land Ownership

38% Private, 62% Public, 36% USFS, 23% BLM, 3% State

Latitude/Longitude

37.7627, -108.6898

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 2 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Black Bear Notes


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HuntScore Tip

Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.

State Agency Website

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Other Species in Unit

Deer, Pronghorn, Elk, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

Photos and Terrain Notes


With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions. Most of unit 72 and the western sections of 70 and 711 is desert terrain and not productive for elk.

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2021)


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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
121
Harvest Male
99
Harvest Female
22
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
E
0 6
6
0
0
ANY
E
0 42
34
8
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 37
31
6
0
M
M
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
CR
E
0 5
3
2
0
R
P0
E
0 4
4
0
0
R
R
E
0 26
20
6
0
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Weather Insights


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Average Temps

Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used. Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters. If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.

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